PANAJI: Sanguem Police station in South Goa district has been adjudged as one amongst the top 10 police stations in the country and has been ranked at the 5th position.

Nongpok Sekmai police station in Thoubal district of Manipur tops the list. 

The other top police stations in the country for the year 2020 are as under: AWPS-Suramangalam police station in Salem City district of Tamil Nadu; Kharsang police station in Chandlang district of Arunachal Pradesh; Jhilmili (Bhaiya Thana) police station in Surajpur district of Chhattisgarh; Kalighat Police Station in North & Middle Andaman of Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Pakyong Police Station in East district of Sikkim; Kanth Police Station in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh; Khanvel Police Station in Dadra & Nagar Haveli district of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Jammikunta Town Police Station in Karimnagar district of  Telangana.

The Government of India selects best performing Police Stations across the country every year, to incentivise more effective functioning of police stations and bring healthy competition among them.

This year’s survey for best police stations was conducted under challenging circumstances by the Ministry of Home Affairs. It was difficult to access police stations located in remote areas during the Corona pandemic due to various restrictions on movement. Consequently, the survey was conducted in accordance with the guidelines of the Government.

The objective was to rank the top 10 Police Stations out of 16,671 Police Stations in the country through data analysis, direct observation and public feedback. 

All States of the Union participated in this year’s survey with full co-operation to complete the survey during pandemic period. The annual ranking of Police Stations recognises the hard work of our police personnel, encourages our police forces and also provides a feedback on many aspects of policing in the country for future guidance. It also provides a picture of the State of physical infrastructure, resources and deficiencies at the level of police stations. The annual exercise of ranking of police stations works as a constant guide for improvements.